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Deltic00727/10/2013 20:09:00
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Hi all

I need to procure some 0.8mm glass for my model cab windows,any ideas who sells it?


Deltic 7

Saxalby27/10/2013 20:49:05
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Hi Deltic,

Dont know what size cab windows you are glazing, but one source of thin glass is microscope slides. Slides come in sizes up to about 4 inches square and are normally 0.9 mm although you can get thinner.

Regards Barry

Deltic00727/10/2013 21:52:45
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Thanks Barry

julian atkins28/10/2013 23:46:36
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v satisfied customer for the cab spectacle glasses for my 5"g STEPNEY loco



Ian S C29/10/2013 09:40:00
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For exhibition loco, glass. For general club use, plenty of hard work, maybe with many different drivers, is glass the answer, or is some sort of plastic a good idea. Ian S C

Deltic00729/10/2013 18:29:29
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Dont understand your post Ian?

Cyril Bonnett29/10/2013 19:48:44
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I think Ian is referring to the practicalities of having glass in a working machine, health and safety and all that.

fizzy29/10/2013 20:18:03
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I dont think you should build a loco out of just glass, you might have problems getting the boiler tested.

Springbok29/10/2013 20:18:18
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This subject has been going on for some years. Even had one chap ask me to send plastic samples never to be heard from again...
So moral is if it not spectacle glass forget it and try make your own,

Springbok29/10/2013 20:19:53
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Oh Fizzy can we all get a more uo to dat piccy of your little twinkle

Ian S C30/10/2013 09:49:09
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Julian's spectacle glass looks good, would be a bit stronger than microscope slides. Ian S C

Deltic00730/10/2013 10:07:09
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Thanks for all your help but i still have not located anything that will fullfill the 45mm square that i need.

Please keep posting

Deltic 7

fizzy30/10/2013 19:50:59
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updated twinkle on its way!

Howard Lewis30/10/2013 21:01:34
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One possible source of thin glass IS Transparency Holders. 35 mm ones will probably be too small, but the glasses from two and quarter square (6 x 6) ones - if you can find them should be large enough to cut to size. DON'T get Anti Newton Ring ones, they are not plain glass, but minutely marbled like bathroom window glass.

Hope that this is some help


Weary30/10/2013 21:32:20
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I have used (nominal) 1mm thick 'Memory Glass', which is available in a variety of sizes, including 2" x 2", for locomotive cab windows.

It is sold in craft shops, here is an example, and is easily cut using a glass-cutter.

I have just checked the thickness and mine measures 1.1mm - so I don't know how crucial your thickness parameter is........



Deltic00731/10/2013 09:11:40
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Just ordered some from **LINK**

Thanks for all the sensible postings

deltic 7

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